bonds of life being gradually dissolved


bonds of life being gradually dissolved
   dying slowly
   Bath Abbey, from which this example comes, offers many delightful morbid evasions in its epitaphs:
    The Bonds of Life being gradually dissolved She Winged her Flight from this World in expectation of a better, the 15th January, 1810.

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